This spring, The North Face is building on its heritage with the Low-Fi Hi-Tek collection of five new pieces that trace the brand’s long history, highlighting a ’70s and ’80s aesthetic. The release offers a fresh take on retro style, adding unexpected colour combos plus heavy dashes of tech.
The pieces aren’t simply recreations of old garments. For example, the Men’s ’78 Low-Fi Hi-Tek Windjammer Utility Brown/Super Sonic Blue colourway (above and below) is a nod to TNF’s original dome tent.
It’s a loose-fit anorak for mild-winter, spring or fall wear, with highly wind-resistant WindWall fabrics, Heatseeker Eco insulation and water-repellent cotton.
With similar colour blocking and tech features to the Windjammer, the Women’s ’86 Low-Fi Hi-Tek Mountain Short Jacket (pictured below with the ’78 Low-Fi Hi-Tek Cargo Pants) is a throwback to an ’80s aesthetic, with a cropped silhouette.
All the new pieces are both archive-inspired and freshly minted. They boast hyper-technical fabrics with a cotton hand feel and neutral colour palettes enhanced by touches of vibrancy.
Redefinition of 'Retro'Redefinition of 'Retro'
Check the whole collection here.
Check the ML Podcast!